March 23, 2013 Subject:
Seriously, this is the best AUD tape I've ever heard of the GD, perhaps any band. I got this from a friend on analog back about . . . 15-20 years ago (??) and it was from a master cassette (MC>DAT>Cass>me) and I was astounded by the sound. The 2nd set can take you back to the good places. (Listen to the guy right after Slipknot say, "Franklin's" . . . no, really, ya think?? ;-)) Ah, anyway, Albix, so cool that this was your 1st show. Thanks for all the stuff over on etree.
October 24, 2011 Subject:
This may be the BEST audience recording that I have heard. Everything is crystal clear, with bass that rises from beneath you, sub-sonics that will tickle your funny bone or whatever else you got goin on. Top Drawer, Mr. Jeff, Top Drawer!
September 24, 2010 Subject:
the civic center
This was the only time I ever went to a Dead show WITHOUT a ticket in hand. I had no problem getting tickets for the first two nights however for this night I could not get one. The day of the show there was ad in The Philadelphia Journal (remember that) with a ticket for sale. I paid 30 dollars however I had to meet her at the corner of 34Th & Market 30 minutes before the show. I remember running up 34th street to get to the civic center before the first song. I made it with no problem. I forgot that the Dead were not a band to set a watch by. It was worth the run & the 30 bucks. A 5 star FOR THIS GEM.
May 19, 2010 Subject:
My 1st show, too....
....and it's a pretty good one. Superb AUD!
I'd been listening to the Dead since the late 70s (my 1st exposure to the band was a "Blues For Allah" 8-track, followed shortly by the "Skull & Roses" LP) but my folks deemed me too young to go to concerts while I was in high school. By the time this show rolled around, I had been out of my parent's home for nearly 2 years and was shortly to be 20 years old....
I was familiar with about half of the material played at this show; not that it really mattered what they played 'cause I was so entranced by The Scene, actually suffering, I think, from a bit of culture shock, as my young eyes had never seen anything like what I was seeing.
I remember spending the 2nd set in the hallway, groovin' to the jams and watching an artist draw a HUGE picture of Garcia....
A couple dozen shows, thousands of hours of tapes and 26 years later, this isn't a period that gets much play around my house, but this is a pretty decent show for the time. The Help > Slip > Franklin's is the obvious highlight. Worth a listen, for sure.
Aaaahhhhh.....the good ol' days of youth, wonder, discovery and joy!!
3 stars for the show; 5 stars for the experience and the AUD recording = 4 stars.
February 23, 2010 Subject:
Thank you tapers!
My 1st show and still a favorite. What a recording! The only show I caught at the Civic Center (now gone). I think I saw the Philadelphia Firebirds there in the 70's but this was a lot more fun! :)
What a treat it was to witness this at the age of 16 - Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower > Playing In The Band > China Doll > Playing jam > I Don't Need Love > Drums
December 10, 2009 Subject:
Shreds is a good word for it......
Just burned this show onto CD and listened to the whole thing...... I'm not gonna use words like awesome, cool, good..... all I have to say is get this now. Everything here is 5 stars.... On a side note, being from the Philly burbs.... and adding to the fact that I didn't see my show until 87.... I'm really surprised I never heard anyone in the Philly area ever talk about this three night run in the Civic Center.... Very rare, since the band had played The Spectrum many times by then..... I'll say it again, I was born 7-10 years too late.
September 23, 2009 Subject:
This thing shreds. One of the best aud tapes ever made.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Source: Master: Nakamichi CM300/cp4's>Marantz PMD-420>Cass(m), Nak DR-2>Tascam CDRW2000>CD Front row OTS by Jon Pasternak Extraction: CD>xACT 2.00a (cdparanoia)>WAV>FLAC, all tracks extracted with no errors by Dave Mallick